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Name This Plant Game: Summer Blooming Perennials 7

gameThis simple game tests your gardening knowledge by identifying five plants shown in photos from a list of possible names. Photos of each plant are accompaned by a clue describing the type of plant or its broad characteristics. To play the game you identify the plant in the photo by selecting the correct name and clicking on the button next to it. Each time you play the game you only have one chance to identify the correct answer for each of the five plants. If you don’t get all of them correct the first time just click the “Let me try again” button located below the game board and try again. If you would like more information about these five plants see their Plant Profiles to get tips for growing each of them.

Photos Plant Names (Select the correct name and click the button)

1. Has basal tuft of long coarse sword-like leaves.

Obedient Plant (Physostegia virginiana)

Spiderwort (Tradescanthia x andersoniana)

Red Hot Poker (Kniphofia uvaria)

Jupiter’s Beard (Centranthus ruber)

2. Prone to spider mite4s, thrips, Japanese beetles and other leaf diseases.

Rose Campion (Lychnis coronaria)

Mallow (Malva alcea)

Loosestrife (Lythrum virgatum ‘The Roctiet’)

Yarrow (Achillea filipendula)

3. Basal leaves are heart-shaped; lasts for two weeks as a cut flower.

Russian Sage (Pervoskia atriplicifolia)

Matese Cross (Lychnis chalcedonica)

Globe Thistle (Echinops ritro)

Sea Holly (Eryngium alpinum)

4. Good back of the border plants; flower for 8-10 weeks.

Sneezewort (Helenium autumnale)

Sundrop (Oenothera fructicosa)

Stokes Aster (Stokesia laevis)

Butterfly Plant (Scabiosa columbaria)

5. Do not tolerate heat and humidity south of zone 5.

Ballonflower (Platycodon grandiflora)

Lupin (Lupinus x ‘Russell hybrids’)

Foxglove (Digitalis purpurea)

Delphinium (Delphinium x elatum)

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